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AAMVA's Brian Ursino, Director of Law Enforcement, was presented with the prestigious J. Stannard Baker Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to highway safety at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference last week in San Diego, CA. Prior to joining AAMVA, Brian retired as Assistant Chief of the Washington State Patrol after a 30 year career with WSP. Brian was one of three 2016 recipients of this award, and he was recognized with long-time AAMVA member Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police. Brian is pictured here with his wife, Candy Ursino, and WSP Chief John Batiste, who nominated Brian for the Award.
The NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group met in Phoenix, AZ on October 18-20, 2016. The Business Rules Working Group had a full agenda that included a detailed discussion of the performance management concept and other current business topics of concern. This Working Group also dedicated the third day of the meeting to the salvage brand practices used by jurisdictions. The Working Group will be developing a best practices guide and model legislation to assist jurisdictions in moving toward consistent methodologies to determine a salvage designation. The Business Rules Working Group will continue to make progress with their work via conference calls and the next face-to-face meeting for the Working Group is slated to take place in January 2017.
The Motor Carrier Working Group met face-to-face for the second time last week in Oklahoma City, OK. The working group's objective is to identify potential opportunities for AAMVA to expand its services and support to members who work on motor carrier related issues. The Working Group is finalizing a report that will be provided to the AAMVA Board, which will include an analysis that identifies gaps that exist in motor carrier support that AAMVA should consider fulfilling, and that warrant the AAMVA community's focus, but are not already within the scope of other motor carrier associations. The AAMVA Working Group includes eight jurisdictional members and is chaired by Bob Rowland, CDL/ Motor Carrier Coordinator from the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Registry. During the meeting he said "I continue to be amazed at the amount of talent and knowledge that AAMVA has been able to pull together for this working group that dives into motor carrier issues that might not currently be on anyone's radar to this point. I feel very lucky to be part of such a great group and we look forward to continuing the discussions and presenting the AAMVA Board of Directors with our final report at the end of the year." Rob Ide, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles serves as the AAMVA International Board Advisor to the Working Group. Executives from CCMTA, IRP, IFTA and CVSA are actively contributing to this effort as technical advisors. Brett Robinson and the team at Highway Safety Services also provides support to the working group. For more information about the working group, contact Cathie Curtis, Director of Vehicle Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit AAMVA's website. http://www.aamva.org/Motor-Carrier-Services-Working-Group/
Here are the most popular stories from AAMVA Regional News - October 14, 2016.
The ability of Massachusetts residents to access certain federal buildings and airplane departure gates in future years could depend on the success of a $62.2 million contract with a Colorado company hired to revamp the state's three-decade-old driver's license software system. Read the full story at Walpole.WickedLocal.com.
Oh, Department of Motor Vehicles. When it comes to government agencies, they are right up there with the IRS. Nonetheless, DMVs around the country have been diligently working away on how to handle the future. Self-driving cars are coming – soon. And when they finally do pull up, it'll mean some big changes at the DMV. What's the government agency that's responsible for issuing drivers' licenses going to do when it's unclear who the driver of the future will be — a human or an operating system? Read the full article in the Marketplace.
Oklahoma citizens will soon need a passport if they plan to fly anywhere, because Oklahoma drivers' licenses will no longer be accepted as a form of identification. Read the full story at 5NewsOnline.com.
The Federal Department of Homeland Security has notified Pennsylvania that state residents will face new restrictions gaining admittance to federal facilities in January because Pennsylvania's driver's licenses and IDs are not in full compliance with federal REAL ID requirements. Read the PennDOT press release.